Tag: VIRCO

Take a Seat: Two Questions for Selecting the Right School Chair

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When furnishing a classroom, there is nothing more important to keep in mind than the needs of the student, both as individuals and in a group. As they will spend the vast majority of their time in the room sitting at a table or desk, having a chair that is comfortable, usable, and safe for each pupil is incredibly important. However, classroom chairs, like the students who will use them, are not one size fits all. At Worthington Direct, we believe that selecting the right school chair for your student can be simple and incredibly worthwhile if you keep in mind a few essential questions about the individuals in your class:

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Use of Bariatric and Oversized Chairs in Schools is Apt to Continue

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According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s figures, the number of obese Americans continues to rise. Included within those statistics are ¼ of all American children between the ages of 2 and 5. Extra Large Virco School ChairsThe numbers are not much better for school-age children and adults either. As a result, schools have started purchasing bariatric and oversized chairs to accommodate students, staff and visitors. Given the figures, it’s a trend that is likely to continue. With that said, here’s a quick look at some of the options available:

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Appropriate Computer Furniture for Your School Computer Lab

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Selecting the right school furniture can be a challenging task, especially when it comes to computer workstations and chairs. With many students taking computer classes, furnishing a school with the appropriate technology furniture is a must. Key features should include comfort, mobility, and flexibility.Virco Zuma Computer Chair

One size certainly does not fit all when it comes to computer furniture. What is comfortable to the high school football player will not be so accommodating to the varsity cheerleader. With concerns about posture and repetitive motion injuries, ergonomic and comfortable chairs are essential furnishings for computer classes.

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Art Room Gets the Antonio Treatment

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The Boys and Girls Club of Hollywood recently received an art room makeover by HGTV Design Star winner, Antonio Ballatore.  The Club was a deserving candidate for the Antonio Treatment as it is known to be positive place for the local youth to come and receive tutoring, mentoring, computer training, sports and social recreation,  and arts & crafts.   Antonio’s mission in the art room makeover was to create a space that fosters a child’s creativity and artistic expression while addressing the Club’s issues of storage and functionality for the art room space.

Antonio and his team started the room by adding a pixelated tile floor that gradated from gray to purple across the entire space.  A custom art bar was installed around the room that created tons of workspace under a bank of windows that flooded in natural light.  The windows were further enhanced by a custom 3D valance constructed of tackboards that were cutout and airburshed to resemble a horizon of fluffy white clouds.  Antonio’s trademark pink ducks, which he introduced while competing for the Design Star title, were a big part of the room’s inspiration.  The students were each given a cutout of his duck shapes to decorate as they wished and were later mounted across the cloud valance.

The old room had stationary activity tables and and lacked storage and organization.  Antonio’s team brought in mobile workstations that had built-in storage for paintbrushes, canvases and other art supplies.  He updated their old brown Virco 9000 Series stack chairs with new Metaphor Series stack chairs, an updated school chair line also by Virco.  Adjustable stools lined the room to allow all ages to work within the space.  Flat file storage, tool carts and custom cabinets were added around the art room, as well as a new industrial style sink for post clean up.

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